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Atlanta: Inclusion in the Digital Economy

#Cities4Growth: The North American Tour  Atlanta, GA

How Can We Engage More Voices in Building the Digital Economy?

Join the the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University and the Center for Civic Innovation for an interactive discussion on inclusion in the digital economy. The second stop in our four-city national listening tour in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, this exciting event will take a deep dive into the important question of how we can engage more voices in building the digital economy in Atlanta.

We will highlight the role and experience of some of Atlanta’s most inspiring leaders who are creating and supporting viable solutions to accelerate economic opportunity and promote equitable and sustainable growth in the ATL’s digital economy. 

This is an interactive program, including keynote speakers, a fireside chat, and a panel of distinguished experts drawn from across sectors – public, private, philanthropy, non-profits, and academia – who will engage in a moderated, in-depth discussion on the implications of inclusive growth for policy, business, and civic engagement.

Featured Speakers 

Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Sonal Shah, Executive Director

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth 
Sandy Fernandez, Senior Director for the Americas

Mastercard North America 
Craig Vosburg, President

Center for Civic Innovation 
Rohit Malhotra, Founder and Executive Director 

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Matt Weiss, Production Director

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
Grace Fricks, President and CEO

Atlanta Regional Commission
Mike Carnathan, Director, Neighborhood Nexus

Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
Lesley Grady, Community Senior Vice President

Dashboard CoOp
Courtney Hammond, Co-Founder and Creative Director

Lain Shakespeare, Corporate Citizenship Manager

Partnership for Southern Equity
Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Office (CEqO)

Amanda Sabreah, CEO

The Bitter Southerner
Chuck Reece, Editor in Chief and Co-Founder

Atlanta Committee for Progress
Duriya Farooqui, Executive Director 

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Disclaimer: By submitting an RSVP to this event, I confirm that I have read and agree with Mastercard’s Terms of Use and Global Privacy Notice and consent to my personal data being processed as described herein. 

This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Andrea Pereira for consideration:

Wed, November 16, 2016

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Center for Civic Innovation

115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest

Atlanta, GA 30303

The Center for Civic Innovation

Healey Family Student Center Social Room, Tondorf Rd. Washington, DC 20007

About the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

The Beeck Center at Georgetown engages global leaders to drive social change at scale. Through our research, workshops, classes, and convenings, we provide innovative tools that leverage the power of capital, data, technology and policy to improve lives. We embrace a cross-disciplinary, citizen-centric approach to building solutions for communities. From increasing access to finance through mobile money, to promoting technologies that allow citizens to better connect with their governments, we take a human-centered approach to building solutions at scale.

On the Front Lines of Inclusive Growth: A Listening Tour

This panel discussion is the second of four that the Beeck Center is hosting as a component of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth’s National Listening Tour. This tour will explore questions related to equity, access and inclusion in the digital economy. The Beeck Center will be visiting New York City, Oakland, Atlanta and then back to Washington, D.C., to explore and compare how each of these markets are uniquely experiencing the challenges and opportunities around this important question. 

Follow along on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #Cities4Growth


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